Buildings demolished after 2-alarm fire at Falcon Cove Townhomes

Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 3:43 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2022 at 11:33 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Two buildings were demolished and another was heavily damaged in a two-alarm fire near 66th and Ave. U at Falcon Cove Townhomes.

Lubbock fire officials tell us residents called in the fire around 3:30 p.m. They found a multi-unit two-story apartment building engulfed in heavy flames, but no serious injuries were reported. Four families have been displaced and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

The Red Cross says they will be holding an event to help those families at the YWCA, located at 6501 University Ave., from 1 to 5 p.m. The organization emphasized its importance as it does not have some family members contact information.

At one point the containment efforts involved 40 firefighters and 14 different units.

Firefighters were still on scene Thursday night, dealing with hot spots.

One witness described seeing the blaze while returning home from work and knocking on doors to try and get people out.

“I pulled over and I just jumped out of my car and started running to the apartments. Another guy ran with me and we just banging on doors, and we pulled out...there was a lady with a baby and another lady with children. And then we had a little elderly lady who did not want to leave because it was all her stuff, so we just started trying to get as many people as we could out of there.”

The Fire Marshal’s Office have classified the cause of the fire as undetermined. The apartment complex was deemed structurally unsound and was demolished.

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